According to senior security official Mohamed Kaariye Arale, the joint forces are now heading toward the remaining areas in the province that are under insurgent control. The gunfight lasts three hours, with an estimated 23 fatalities. The attack was intended to kill Al-Shabaab's leader, Ahmed Godane, and killed 57 militants (including 6 key commanders), wounded 120 more, and destroyed eight vehicles used by the militant group. Beginning Of Civil War By the time that contenders for the presidential spot came around, the moral authority of Barre's ruling (SRC) had collapsed. Mohamud also indicates that although Al-Shabaab still controls a significant proportion of rural areas, the federal government has managed to seize control of nine towns in six different regions, which are home to roughly three million people. Hudur since that time served as the militant outfit's largest remaining stronghold. Kenyan AMISOM fighter jets launch airstrikes on Al-Shabaab bases near the Jilib district in Middle Juba. Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a senior official Mohamed Yusuf Al-Qadhi announces that his group and Somali government forces aim to capture Bardhere district in the Gedo province from Al-Shabaab. The U.S. Pentagon announces that its jets have conducted an airstrike targeting a senior Al-Shabaab commander in Somalia. Before daybreak, the government troops backed by African Union forces secure the towns, and repel the Al-Shabaab fighters from the area following a fierce counter-attack. November 29 – A roadside bomb kills at least 4 Somali soldiers and leaves 11 others injured while forces have mulled an attack on ISIL. The offensive is part of a larger military cleanup operation dubbed. Somali rebels shoot down two U.S. helicopters, resulting in the death of 18 U.S. Army Rangers and one Malaysian man. Somali government forces and AMISOM troops capture Aboreey, Moqokori, Yasooman and Muuse-geel villages in the Bulobarte district from Al-Shabaab. Moallim also vows more raids against the militants. Mohamed Hussein, prison guards manage to repel the attack, killing all of the attackers. October 1 – Four people are killed with five injured by an al-Shabaab attack on a prison near Mogadishu. 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